Adamawa State Executive Council has approved construction of some sections at the Dumne Cottage Hospital in Song LG and the upgrade of Fufore Cottage Hospital in Fufore LG.
The EXCO has also appruoved to engage the services of a consultant to investigate five mineral deposit in the State.
The meeting which was the third for the year 2021, was presided on Wednesday by Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri at the Council Chambers, Government House Yola.
Briefing Newsmen after the meeting, the Commissioner Ministry of Information and Strategy, Dr. Umar Garba Pella revealed that the Council at the meeting has approved four-hundred and fifteen million, five hundred and sixty five thousand, one hundred and seventy -two naira eighty six kobo (N415,565,172.86kb) for the construction of some sections at Dumne Cottage Hospital and Upgrade of Fufore Cottage Hospital.
According to Dr. Pella, the projects are part of Governor Fintiri’s led administration policy of upgrading infrastructure in the State, and health sector is one of the most outstanding in the eleven point agenda.
He disclosed that the contract for construction of some sections at Dumne General Hospital are broken into lots.
He said lot 7 has the construction of Medical and Surgical wards at Dumne Cottage Hospital and the EXCO has approved sixty-three million, three hundred and one thousand, nine hundred and sixty five naira, eighty seven kobo (N63,301,965.87kb) to RSR M. Links Invest. Ltd to execute the project.
While lot 8 has construction of male and female surgical wards at Dumne Cottage Hospital. The contract was awarded to Fisal Property and Construction Ltd at the cost of sixty four million, five hundred and fifty-four thousand, five hundred and sixty-nine naira fifty-nine kobo (N64,554,569.59kb).
In lot 9, the EXCO has approved fifty three million, seven hundred and thirty three thousand, nine hundred and sixty eight naira, twenty-two kobo (N53,733,968.22kb) for the construction of Theatre, Labour and Maternity Wards to Northern Pyramid Nig. Ltd.
Lot 10 has renovation and upgrade of Laboratory and Guest House at Dumne Cottage Hospital at the cost of twenty seven million, one hundred and seventy-two thousand, four hundred naira, five kobo (N27,172,400.05kb). The contract was awarded to RSR M. Links Investment Ltd.
The council has approved in Lot 11, the construction of Mortuary at Dumne Cottage Hospital at the cost of twenty five million, one hundred and forty eight thousand, four hundred and sixty naira, nine kobo (N25,148,460.09kb) to Nasmus Venture Ltd.
And, in Lot 12, the EXCO has approved one hundred and eighty one million, six hundred and fifty four thousand, two hundred and four naira, nineteen kobo (N181,654,204,19kb) for the upgrade of Fufore Cottage Hospital in Fufore LG. The contract was awarded to YAKS Solutions.
The Commissioner Ministry of Information and Strategy also revealed that the EXCO has approved to engage a consultant to investigate and produce bookable report of five mineral types in Adamawa.
He explained that the investigation of the minerals is expected to open up mineral sector for investment. He said, the consultant is needed to first conduct a survey and ensure that there are substantive information on the minerals the State is claiming to have. The minerals include gold, zinc, coal, barite and dense tone.
Dr. Pella disclosed that the EXCO has approved to engage a consultant – Energy and Mineral EMR ltd at the cost of two hundred and fifty five million, five hundred and seventy nine thousand, three hundred and seventy two naira (N255,579,372) for the investigation.